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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Jul 21, 2011 7:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Republicans Prefer RatDog

This is funny , as Bob was the most vocally political on stage, most visibly disturbed by Bush ( Mickey, next to him ). Bob urges people to vote, Phil to give their organs .
Phil got on board the O man's bandwagon, but didn't do benefits for Nancy P.
And Phil says "God bless you" at the end of shows .
I am happy that politicians like the music, there is the vain hope, that this might mean something . As I have said "liberals like the Dead, conservatives NEED the Dead " . Being somewhat conservative myself, I am less inclined to say "nuke 'em" when ;listening to Dark Star ( ..but those "Tiger Meltdowns might make some frying government leader get inspired to see 1000s of beautiful glowing clouds above...better keep acid out of reach of "the button") . It is nice to believe good music makes a better person. But Hitler and Stalin had better musical taste that Roosevelt and Churchill .

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 21, 2011 8:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Republicans Prefer RatDog

Well, dunno know about Roosevelt's and Churchill's taste, but at least they didn't ban what they didn't like. Mahler was banned by the Nazis; also anything atonal, and at least some if not all jazz. I think Stalin also banned jazz. So whatever their own taste might have been, I guess they wanted to make sure everyone shared it ...

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Jul 21, 2011 10:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Republicans Prefer RatDog

Well, I was being more than a little flip, but ho would think the non drinking, vegetarian, lover of dogs and classical music, painter , would become the monster he was ! And "Uncle Joe's " favorite piece of music was the utterly lovely, Mozart Piano Concerto #23 , and he did know who was the most important Soviet composers were ( and made sure to make their lives miserable ), I don't think Franklin would have known what was going on in contemporary music ( I'm sure Shostakovich wished Stalin didn't).
What I was saying is "good taste" in the arts, doesn't necessarily make you a good person.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jul 21, 2011 11:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Republicans Prefer RatDog

Excellent news!

IE, by extension, my poor taste in all such matters allows the slim chance that I are a good persona. I am defn "gratis".

Etheral, and sublime; methinks. Poor speller though.

How did this transition to third person self analysis?

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Jul 21, 2011 11:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Republicans Prefer RatDog

too much agave?

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Jul 21, 2011 12:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Republicans Prefer RatDog

Ack !Sorry for the weak proofreading skills;,you should see my messages before spellcheck ! Well I like dogs, and Wagner , and don't drink ( except coffee...Ah HA), but I like Slavic, French, "modernist" , and jewish composers ... and jazz . So I would have been in deep trouble with the "Corporal" and his sick fuck pals .

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jul 21, 2011 3:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Republicans Prefer RatDog

Ha--that's my problem...I never spell ck hereabouts. And my ramblings were self-referential if that wasn't clear.